The Food Standards Agency (FSA) was warned more than a decade ago that meat from cows showing symptoms of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) should be heat treated to safeguard consumers from the risk of infection.
Putting anyone who has woken up at night to polish off the remaining goodies in their fridge to shame, new research shows that plants use maths to stave off hunger until the morning.
Carl Woese was a biophysicist and microbiologist who uncovered the "third domain" of life, with the detection of archaea. In doing so he redrew the taxonomic tree and proved that all life on Earth is related.
Test kits are swabbed with sputum or urine to show patients' suitability for certain drugs
Bacteria which cause Legionnaire's disease have been found throughout Hong Kong's brand new, £432 million government headquarters.
The microbiologist Harry Smith was a leading expert on bacterial infection and virulence. Initially eschewing academia for a post at Porton, he subsequently took up a professorship at the University of Birmingham.
US government's hopes of suppressing details of controversial research may be doomed, say scientists
The fossilised remains of the oldest known lifeforms on Earth have been discovered in samples of rock collected near a remote watering hole in the middle of the Australian Outback.
Longer hours and job insecurity are blurring the boundaries between home and office – and not everyone approves
Scientists have decoded the DNA of the bacteria that take up residence in the typical human body
Visitors arrived at The Smithfield Gallery last week to see some of the world’s most deadly viruses and bacteria up close. Luke Jerram's Viral Sculptures sees some of the world’s most deadly diseases intricately rendered into translucent glass works.
Matters of (after) life and death